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 Strod S. Putnam

Strod S. Putnam

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Death 2 May 1865
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Falling Leaf, next to the main road
Memorial ID 19978 · View Source
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A 14 year old who enlisted in 1864, he was the youngest enlisted soldier in the Civil War. Wounded twice and captured once, he received his mortal wound after he leaned his chair too far back while guarding prisoners in Newark, causing his gun to go off when he fell.His tombstone reads "The Brooklyn Child - Died a Martyr to His Country, May 2, 1865 Age 15. Member of Company H, Fourteenth Regiment, N.Y.S.M. 'Tell my friends I was facing the enemy when I was shot.' Was in the battles of the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Laurel Hill, Bell Plain, Spottsylvania, Gaines' Mill and Petersburg."

Bio by: Joe Fodor


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"Tell my friends I was facing the enemy when I was shot."


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19978
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Strod S. Putnam (unknown–2 May 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19978, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .